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V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

news

The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey

The Daily Word

27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”

A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.

Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.

In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.

How to casually exit a semitruck smash.

Is the Earth trying to shake us off?

British words creeping into American English.

What’s the deal with gluten?

Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.

Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.

Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.

Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.

Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.

Controversial Morrisey stances.

A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.

Honey Boo Boo nickname generator.

The worst children’s toys ever.

V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012

news

The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.

The Daily Word

130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.

Face slasher takes the Metro.

It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.

A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.

“They’ll never find my gold bars.”

Oh, the funny pictures.

Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.

Try these Photoshop brain teasers.

You are feeling very sleepy.

I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.

What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?

Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.

There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.

Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.

Stolen yorkies!

Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.

Black widow.

Happy birthday Fred Willard.

V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Andy Lutz, Steve Hammond and Noah Wolters

Spotlight

Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up

Hammond ventures to Old Mexico

It’s the end of an era for this twang-and-thrash trio. The Alibi chatted by phone with frontman Steve Hammond in his Nob Hill home before he rushed off to Leeches of Lorchestra practice.
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V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012

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La Lucha, Unida

Mexican peace movement crosses the border

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
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Feature

Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive

Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.

Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.

Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.

The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.

The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.

And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.

Meanwhile, violent bloodletting in Mexico (not to mention here in the U.S.) continues unabated.

V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

News

In Mexico: an election or an imposition?

Following a hotly contested and seemingly fraudulent round of elections, a new president will soon take power in Mexico, representing the party that oppressed the Mexican people for more than 70 years. As the opposition to presumptive President Enrique Peña Nieto grows stronger, an enthusiastic student protest movement takes to the streets. But will they be able to save Mexico?

V.20 No.38 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM

Brought to you by the letter G.

The Daily Word

Borders employees leave a list of grievances.

Saudi women will get the vote in 2015. Maybe they will vote to change the law preventing them from driving.

A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.

Faster-than-light-neutrino jokes (scroll down to the comments for more.)

Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.

Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....

Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.

Two articles on former U.S. allies, "the Sopranos of Afghanistan," "goodness personified," the Haqqani clan of Afghanistan.

Sesame Street's "G" is better than post season one "Glee."

Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.

Check out the SPAM Museum. AND the gift shop. AND this recipe for what should have been called "spamosas."

V.20 No.37 |

news

The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster

The Daily Word

Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.

Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?

Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.

Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.

Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.

Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”

A mother abducted her eight children in New York.

Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.

New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.

Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.

Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.

Facebook changed again last night.

Nobody wants a ginger baby.

Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.

Most epic post-car accident interview ever.

This roller coaster is the future of suicide.

23 rejected covers of famous books.

I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?

I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.

If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.

Game of Thrones cupcakes!

Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.

This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.

R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.

Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.

Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.

There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?

This one is for fans of The Wire only.

Happy Birthday Cheryl Hines!!!

V.20 No.34 |

news

The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene

Also, Japan's prime minister quit.

The Daily Word

Japan's prime minister quits.

Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.

A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.

The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.

Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.

In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.

Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.

Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.

C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.

C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.

V.20 No.29 |

news

The Daily Word where the GOP Says "We’re Going to hurt some people" and Rep. David Wu Resigns

The Daily Word

Latest debt ceiling BS links here, here and here.

Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was spotted at a pro-Qaddafi rally.

Landslide in South Korea kills 32.

Embattled Oregon Rep. and tiger enthusiast, David Wu resigns.

Fourteen-year-old Mexican hitman sentenced to three years in prison.

RIP Elliot Handler, creator of Hot Wheels.

3,700 post offices set to close.

Netfix acquires 3,000 hours of Televisa telenovelas.

Philadelphia reporter attacked during live report on animal cruelty.

Don't fall for the black money scam.

Olympic skier Jeret Peterson dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Afghanistan is getting it's own version of The Office?

New study shows that people from polar regions have larger brains and eyeballs.

Park Rangers rescue same hiker twice this month.

Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner for the Walking Dead.

John Goodman joins the cast of Community.

Two British teens visit Wal-Mart for the first time, hilarious commentary ensues.

Check out the Navy's new laser/gun death machine.

George Lucas loses copyright lawsuit against the prop designer who designed the original Stormtrooper helmets.

Happy Birthday Donnie Yen!!!

V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
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Fashion

Things I thought were a dream but actually happened: extremely pointy Mexican boots

This is for real. Now let’s bring extremely pointy boots to New Mexico and combine it with planking. We’ll call it “pointing.”

V.20 No.25 |
Cheick Kongo

sports

Hangover Sports Roundup

Mexico surprises U.S., Kongo beats Berry in amazing UFC comeback

2011 Gold Cup
Soccer has gained more mainstream coverage within American sports the last couple of years—Team U.S.A. had relative success in the 2010 World Cup and there's been a growing interest in Major League Soccer. So when the United States faced Mexico in the finals of the Gold Cup, the U.S. was poised to give American soccer some much needed creditability. 93,420 fans filled the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., to witness the U.S gain a quick two goal lead. But Mexico turned up the pressure and overwhelmed the U.S with four unanswered goals to capture the title, 4-2. Along with the loss, many of the fans were rooting for Mexico, jeering the Americans with insults throughout the match. While Mexico earned a birth in the 2013 Confederations Cup, the U.S will look for answers to improve in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.

UFC on Versus
There was little excitement surrounding the original main event of Nate Marquardt versus Rick Story. And on Saturday afternoon the main event fell apart after Maquardt failed his medical tests. Then UFC President Dana White fired him and named Charlie Brenneman as the last second replacement. Despite all the troubles with this card, the fights delivered some awesome finishes. Former NFL standout Matt Mitrione KO'd Christian Morecraft and Brenneman pulled off the upset by earning the decision against Story. Pat Berry and Cheick Kongo moved into the main event and delivered one of the best comebacks in the history of MMA. Berry caught Kongo with a series of punches and almost finished him, but the referee didn't stop the fight. Eventually Kongo gained his composure just enough to nail Berry and win the fight. The comeback victory could give Kongo some momentum to make one more run at the heavyweight title.

V.20 No.22 |
A rare photo of La Jaula

arts

Pride and La Jaula

Check this band out!

The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.

They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.

La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am

Also featured:
DJ Nicolatron, DJ Tahnee, DJ Mello and the Alibi's own music editor, DJ Cassyle, all spinning glam rock, disco and electro. Sweet!

V.20 No.19 |

news

The Daily Word: 5.13.11- revenge attacks, future of journalism, bring your passport, decapitated bodies

A bunch of serious, depressing stories and a couple bright ones

The Daily Word

Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.

Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.

Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.

Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.

Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.

Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.

NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.

Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
five dead.

Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.

The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.

Today's Events

Wild Bill’s Crazy Film Festival at Tractor Brewery Wells Park

Wild Bill’s Crazy Film Festival

Blackout Theatre's “Gong Show”-style film fest in which all submissions will be shown—for a guaranteed total of two minutes. After that, it’s up to the mercy of the audience.

Master Bakers Tour: D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers • gypsy blues at Burt's Tiki Lounge

Heart of Recovery Meditation Group at Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center

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